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AS 1473-1991 guarding and safe use of woodworking machinery

Standard Number:  AS 1473-1991
Title:  guarding and safe use of woodworking machinery
Language:  English
Publication Date:  1991/8/9
Status:  Current
Publisher:  Australia Standards(AS)
Price:  
Number of Pages:39P.;A4  

Description:Specifies minimum requirements for the guarding and safe use of powered machines which cut or abrade wood, wood products and like materials, to be observed by employers, trainers, employees, designers, makers and suppliers of woodworking machinery and ot  
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AS 1473-1991 GUARDING AND SAFE USE OF WOODWORKING MACHINERY
PREFACE
CONTENTS
SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 APPLICATION
1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
1.4 DEFINITIONS
1.4.1 Cutter
1.4.2 Danger
1.4.3 Failure-to-safety
1.4.4 Guard
1.4.5 Hazard
1.4.6 Interlock
1.4.7 Regulatory authority
1.4.8 Safeguard
1.4.9 Safety device
1.4.10 Safe working practice
1.4.11 ?Shall?
1.4.12 ?Should?
1.4.13 Stand-in condition
1.4.14 Two-hand control device
1.4.15 Woodworking machine
SECTION 2 PLANT LAYOUT AND MACHINE INSTALLATION
2.1 FOUNDATIONS
2.2 WORK PLACES AND MEANS OF ACCESS
2.3 MACHINE LAYOUT AND WORKING AREA
2.4 LIGHTING
2.5 ELECTRICAL
2.6 NOISE
SECTION 3 MACHINE DESIGN
3.1 GENERAL
3.2 TOOLHOLDING AND CUTTER DESIGN
3.3 SAFETY BY POSITION OR LOCATION
3.4 ACCESS FOR ADJUSTMENT, LUBRICATION AND MAINTENANCE
3.5 AUTOMATION AND MECHANIZATION
3.6 POWER FEED
3.7 CLAMPING
3.8 ANTI-KICKBACK DEVICES
3.9 WORK GUIDES
3.10 CONTROLS
3.10.1 General
3.10.2 Emergency stop
3.10.3 Isolating control
3.10.4 Indication of power on
3.10.5 Digital programmable electronic systems
3.10.6 Position
3.10.7 Prevention of inadvertent operation
3.10.8 Identification
3.10.9 Handwheels
3.10.10 Multi-station machines
3.10.11 Machines in combination
3.10.12 Captive key systems
3.10.13 Two-hand controls
3.11 BRAKING SYSTEMS
3.12 HUMAN LIMITATIONS
3.13 PHYSICAL GUARDS
3.14 SAFETY TRIP DEVICES
3.15 SELECTION OF SAFE GUARDS
13.15.1 General
3.15.2 Safeguards where access to the danger area is not required during normal operation...
3.15.3 Safeguards where access to the danger area is required during normal operation of ...
3.15.4 Safeguards where access to the danger area is required when normal safeguards are ...
3.16 OTHER SAFETY DEVICES
3.16.1 General
3.16.2 Jigs and holders
3.16.3 Push sticks
3.16.4 Push blocks
3.16.5 Spikes
3.16.6 False fences
3.16.7 Ring fences or guides
3.16.8 Back-stops and front-stops
3.16.9 Pressure pad hold-down devices
3.17 DUST EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT
3.18 NOISE REDUCTION
3.18.1 General
3.18.2 Elimination or avoidance of noise hazard (including measures to reduce the scale o...
3.18.3 Machine enclosures
3.18.4 Work-place noise reduction
3.18.5 Provision of information by suppliers of woodworking machines
SECTION 4 SAFE OPERATION AND OPERATOR TRAINING
4.1 GENERAL
4.2 TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
4.3 MODEL INSTRUCTIONS
SECTION 5 MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
5.1 GENERAL
5.2 MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS-ROUTINE
5.2.1 Circular saw blades
5.2.2 Band saws
5.2.3 Knives and cutting heads
5.2.4 Cutting tools
5.2.5 Sharpening and tensioning
5.2.6 Lubrication
5.2.7 Housekeeping
5.3 MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS-PERIODIC
5.3.1 Circular saw blades
5.3.2 Saw benches
5.3.3 Bandsaws
5.3.4 Threaded components
5.4 INSPECTION PROGRAM
5.5 REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS
5.6 UNSERVICEABLE MACHINES
5.7 DISCONNECTION OF POWER
SECTION 6 PROVISION OF INFORMATION BY THE MANUFACTURER OR SUPPLIER
6.1 INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
6.2 MACHINE IDENTIFICATION
APPENDIX A - SAFEGUARDING OF SPECIFIC WOODWORKING MACHINES
A1 MACHINES USING CIRCULAR SAWS
A1.1 General
A1.2 Guards for bench saws
A1.3 Hand-fed ripsaws
A1.4 Cross-cut saws - fixed bench type
A1.5 Cross-cut saws - docker type
A1.6 Cross-cut saws - rising blade type
A1.7 Self-feed circular saws
A1.8 Radial saws
A2 BAND SAWS
A2.1 General
A2.2 Enclosing bandsaw blades
A2.3 Feed rolls
A3 JOINTERS AND PLANERS
A3.1 Cutting heads
A3.2 Table opening
A3.3 Automatic guards
A3.4 Vertical head jointers
A4 TENON SAWS
A4.1 Guarding of cutting heads
A4.2 Feed chains and sprockets
A4.3 Hand-fed tenon saws
A5 BORING AND MORTISING MACHINES
A5.1 Chucks
A5.2 Chain mortising machines
A5.3 Counterweights
A5.4 Universal joints
A5.5 Boring bits
A6 WOOD SHAPERS AND SIMILAR MACHINES
A6.1 Safety of cutters
A6.2 Other safety precautions
A7 PLANING, MOULDING, STICKING, AND MATCHING MACHINES
A7.1 Guarding of cutting heads
A7.2 Feed rolls
A8 PROFILE AND SWING-HEAD LATHES (INCLUDING WOOD HEEL TURNING MACHINES)
A9 SANDING MACHINES
A9.1 Feed rolls
A9.2 Drum sanding machines
A9.3 Disc sanding machines
A9.4 Belt sanding machines
A10 ROUTERS
A11 COMBINATION OR UNIVERSAL WOODWORKING MACHINES
APPENDIX B - DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF GUARDS
B1 GENERAL
B2 DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
B2.1 Structural requirements
B2.2 Reach dimensions
B2.3 Guard placement
B3 MATERIALS
B3.1 General
B3.2 Solid sheet metal
B3.3 Metal rod-type materials
B3.4 Perforated and mesh material
B3.5 Glass
B3.6 Plastics
B3.7 Other materials
B4 SUPPORTS
B5 COVER PLATES
APPENDIX C - MODEL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF WOODWORKING MACHINES-GENERAL
APPENDIX D - MODEL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF SPECIFIC WOODWORKING MACHINES
D1 OPERATION OF CIRCULAR SAWS
D2 OPERATION OF PORTABLE CIRCULAR SAWS
D3 OPERATION OF BAND SAWS
D4 OPERATION OF PLANERS AND JOINTERS
D4.1 General
D4.2 Jointers
D5 OPERATION OF SHAPERS
D6 OPERATION OF MOULDING AND MATCHING MACHINES
D7 OPERATION OF SANDING MACHINES
D8 OPERATION OF LATHES
  
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